What Fighting Fires Taught Me About Writing

I’ve crawled into smoke-filled houses, battled the blazes of wildfires, and doused the flames of burning buildings. I’ve operated the Jaws of Life, watching car metal twist and crumple like aluminum foil. During the course of nearly five years as a firefighter and EMT, I learned a host of exciting and even life-saving skills. AndContinue reading “What Fighting Fires Taught Me About Writing”

5 Secrets to Becoming A Better Writer

For something that’s not terribly complicated, writing can be quite difficult. But here’s the thing: the fact that writing feels hard, or is something you haven’t done in a while, doesn’t mean you’re a bad writer! What it does mean is that it’s time to brush up and strengthen your writing skills. Here are fiveContinue reading “5 Secrets to Becoming A Better Writer”

Editing and Proofreading: Not the same!

You’ve been working for hours on your latest piece of copy. You brainstormed a phenomenal idea, got it on the page in a clear and exciting way. It’s coming along well, but you know it needs to be refined and polished before it’s sent out into the world. (Sloppy content can cause real damage toContinue reading “Editing and Proofreading: Not the same!”

Creative Ways to Make Your Content Typo-Free

Let’s be honest: typos happen. But hitting “publish” on typo-filled content is more than just embarrassing. It’s bad for your brand. At best, a writing hiccup can jolt your readers out of the flow you want them to experience. At worst? It can give an impression that your brand is sloppy, inattentive to detail, orContinue reading “Creative Ways to Make Your Content Typo-Free”